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25/02/2021
A young man writes a book at night on a typewriter

Writing, publishing deals and (possibly) going crazy

Writing, publishing deals and (possibly) going crazy Some of you may remember I finished my third novel – provisionally called Other People’s Lies back then – last year. Roundfire Books (who trad published my first two novels) offered me a […]
04/04/2019

The Pursuit of Ordinary a finalist in The People’s Book Prize

The Pursuit of Ordinary a finalist in The People’s Book Prize Writing is full of ups and downs, confidence and self-doubt. If you ever want to see a writer embarrassing himself by publishing a blog article while in the ‘low, I’m […]
02/01/2019

Write for the love of writing

Write for the love of writing I’m such a dick. I barely wrote a word in 2018 and I’ve just looked at my website and realised I also haven’t written a blog article since May 2018 and even that was […]
05/05/2018

Stop making excuses, you have got time

Ever since I was a boy, I’ve dreamed of being a novelist. I ground my parents down until they bought me an electric typewriter when I was about 11 years old so I could write a rip off Hardy Boys […]
23/12/2015
Creative brain

3 things I learnt writing my first novel

3 things I learned writing my first novel It’s been a while since I’ve been at the start of a new novel. I’d forgotten what a rollercoaster it is and how daunting that blank slate can be – and how exciting. […]
06/12/2015
Waste paper bin

Go for 80 rejections like Marlon James

Go for 80 rejections like Marlon James I nearly gave up on finding a publisher for my debut novel Beat The Rain after only 8 rejections from Literary Agents and no rejections from any publishers. I’d been so excited about finishing […]